and the Thurgood Marshall School of Law
have separate bulletins that contain academic calendars for these units.
The calendar presented in this section
was designed to include most students activities and to limit the time
missed from classes. Also, for the purpose of planning, the definition
of an academic year, as provided by the U.S. Department of Education,
has been used. This definition is as follows:
- An academic year is a
period that begins on the first day of classes and ends on the last
day of classes or examinations and that is a minimum of 30 weeks of
instructional time during which for an undergraduate educational program
a full-time student is expected to complete at least:
- 24 semester or trimester hours
or 36 quarter hours in an educational program whose length
is measured in credit hours.
900 clock hours in an educational program
whose length is measured in clock hours.
- For purposes of the definition of an academic
year, a week is a consecutive 7-day period.
- For an educational program using a semester,
trimester, or quarter system or clock hours, the Secretary considers
a week of instructional time to be any week in which
at least one day of regularly scheduled instruction, examinations,
or preparation for examination occurs.
- For an educational program using credit hours
(but not using a semester, trimester, or quarter system), the
Secretary considers a week of instruction to be 5 days.
- Instruction time does not include periods
of orientation, counseling, vacation, or other activity not
related to class preparation or examinations.